More Bad Things About Water

I just noticed in the news today (stupid blog, making me read current events) that three states – Florida, Alabama, and Georgia – are fighting over the use of a federal reservoir.  This brings up related water issues.  First, what is the demand rate really like?  Are we running out of water? We do tend to use quite a bit that we don’t need, not even considering the resources spent on water purification and waste treatment.

It reminds me of the Colorado and its dams, fueling the great southwestern desert.   I mean, who other than an American would have the great idea to build huge gambling establishments in the middle of the desert, where everything must be brought in from the outside (including water) for the benefit of the patrons.  Best of all is the Colorado River Compact, which splits up all that water and determines use allowances by state.  Of course, they set the whole thing up during flood years, so now every year surrounding states are allowed to pull out more water than is accumulated.  Way to go government, for observing that one!

I don’t like ending on a depressing not, though.  Check this out instead.  It will at least make you chuckle…

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4 Comments

  1. someone who knows said,

    September 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    WOW you really blew me away!! NOT hey why don’t you talk about the REAL BAD things that are in water? For example: Fluoride, heavy metals, mercury, parasites, cysts, lead, oh yeah chlorine, and not to mention fluoride, did you know fluoride was given to jews in concentration camps during WWII to keep them calm, and prevent escape? Wow kinda makes sense why it’s in most of the water in the US. HMMMMM…….. what else is poisoning us?

    Well how about sodium laureth sulfate? It’s in everything!! Or how about aspartame? it’s in all your diet soda’s. It’s known to cause cancer, as in fluoride, and sodium laureth sulfate. Oh how about sodium benzoate, when you combine sodium benzoate with an acid (like citrus acid) it becomes a carcinogen (check 7-up,sprite) in fact 7-up was invented by nazi’s (literally) WOW what a wonderful world we live in!!

  2. check your facts said,

    January 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    just in response to that comment, 7 up was NOT created by nazis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_Up

  3. Andrea roberts said,

    February 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

    can u just simply tell me what the bad qualities in water are!
    i have an assignment to do pls

  4. sedgehammer said,

    February 19, 2009 at 11:03 am

    No, but I can give you a suggestion – go to the library.


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